Pali Day by Day 07/19/2004 [D001]
- Dear friends,
I'd be starting the new Series D today. The book which I wish to go
through is An Elementary Pali Course by Ven. Narada Thera.
This book is freely distributed on the Internet. PDF copies of it are
available from the following sites:
An HTML version is also being hosted here:
There will be a slight change in the postings for this series. While
keeping the name, Pali Day by Day, I will only be posting on
weekdays. And, hopefully, we'll be able to complete it in about 12
Without much ado, let's get started:
An Elementary Pali Course
Exercise 1-A: Translate into English.
1. Buddho vadati.
Buddha / speaks
The Buddha speaks.
2. Dhammo rakkhati.
law / protects
The law protects.
3. Saa dhovati.
she / washes
4. Yaacako dhaavati.
beggar / runs
The beggar runs.
- Hello Jayarava and friends,
In Norman's translation of the Dhammapada, in his note for v.259, he directs the reader's attention to verses 8, 128, 168, 172 and 177, where there is the same consonant doubling of p before na as in v.259 (pamajjati to nappamajjati) after what he calls the 'proclitic' use of na. So the formation seems to be a regular phonological feature in Pali.
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